There’s nothing like escaping into the New Year in a motorhome. Let the bracing coastal air cleanse you of your Christmas pudding funk. Shake those festive throngs in New Zealand’s rugged and isolated scenery. Whether you want to sample meat pies up and down the country, tour Lord of the Rings film locations, jaunt from wineries to craft markets, or simply bask at your favourite geothermal spot, motor-homing has something for everyone.

But how do you find the right motor home for you? And is getting one really only a pipe dream?

Who will be driving?

Let’s start with the basics. Your motorhome needs to be a good fit with the person who will be driving it about. Not everyone’s going to comfortable with something the size of a semi.

What sort of activities are you interested in?

Do you need extra space for skis, fishing gear, bikes, golf clubs, and kayaks? If you think you’ll be parked up a lot, you’ll also want to make sure the space is extra liveable and comfortable for you.

Make a list of ‘nice-to-haves’

If you’re a keen cook you might want a little bit of extra space and functionality in your kitchen. Have a think about which bed configuration you’d be most comfortable in. Do you have enough dining space?

Have a look around

Visit a dealership to have a bit of a go, or have a good look at some sales in your area. Don’t worry about who’s looking… sit on the toilet seat, lie on the bed, and check how much room you’ve got in the shower! The functionality of some of these features might really click with you, and you’ll also get a really good idea of the practicalities of motorhome living.

Purchasing a motorhome

At Car Finance NZ, we offer finance options for motorhomes, campervans, and caravans. No matter what kind of vehicle you’re after, we can help you get on the road and off to your next adventure. Contact us today to see how we can get you into your own motorhome.